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Bentley West Primary School

Welcome to the computing AND ONLINE SAFETY section of our website - run by the digital leaders

Here you will find lots of information from our Digital Leaders.

As Digital Leaders we take on the very important role by having positive ‘digital reputations’ and being equipped with the knowledge needed to help others stay safe on-line.  We are shown how to trouble-shoot many of the problems we may encounter when using technology around school, we are also responsible for helping children to use technology effectively and learn new skills.

The role of the Digital Leader is constantly growing, as does the technology and information we have available to us on-line – this blog is intended to help others to manage their digital lives and provide information on computing.

Do you want to know more about what Digital Leaders do? Then watch this short video here:

Digital Leaders Questionnaire here

WHERE TO GO FOR HELP ONLINE

February 2017

Here are some websites for you to go to for more information on how to stay safe online.

Kidsmart

safety net kids

WHY YEAR 5 LOVE CHROMEBOOKS

February 2017

 Year 5 students have been using Chromebooks since September.   There are a set of 30 Chromebooks that are shared between two classes.  This means that most of the time we can have a computer each to work on. We love this because we can create our own work.  Our teachers use Google Classroom to set us work and homework.  We can log on at home and hand in work, ask questions and work with others.  Mr Porter asked us to say what we enjoyed about using Google for Education.  We used Google Slides to tell him.

WEBSITES TO HELP YOU TO DESIGN PROGRAMS

January 2017

Hour of Code

Rapid Router

Google Made With Code

SAFER INTERNET DAY 2017

February 2017

Digital Leaders rehearsed and presented an assembly about the life of a boy Sam : His online actions from the past and the online actions that he would take in the future. Sam was part of a bullying group at his school and soon the bullying moved on to cyber-bullying . However,later on in his life,Sam uses the internet positively when he helped Lara Cooper find her missing cat. When Sam grew up,he decided to skip his first day of work.  When Sam grew up he got a job fairly quickly and he decides to skip his first day but he made a foolish mistake and posts a picture of him out and about. His employer [Mr Jones] sees the picture and he get in trouble.    

There are two different ways that Sam used the internet : positively and negatively. Remember , always stay safe online!

These are some of the slides from our assembly for SID 2017.

 

OUR NEW SCHOOL ONLINE SAFETY MASCOT

February 2017

For Safer Internet Day Mrs Walker introduced us to a new online safety logo for our school. His name is Tag after the # on social media. He teaches people how to stay safe on the internet and he will be put up all around the school classrooms.

 This is a video that we made using an app called Chatterpix.

PUPIL SURVEYS - WHAT ARE BENTLEY WEST PUPILS DOING ONLINE?

May 2017

We have recently been carrying out surveys with pupils in KS2.  They told us about what information we can give them to help stay safer online and the Apps and websites that they use to talk to each other at home.  Here are some of the results.

These were the most popular online apps - 

Here are the things that they want most help with - 

It was great to see that from the 78 pupils surveyed, over 95% felt that school is doing a good job to help to keep them safe online.

 

VIDEO CALL WITH CHUCKERY PRIMARY SCHOOL

July 2017

Some of the Bentley West Digital Leaders were invited to talk to the newly appointed Digital Leaders at Chuckery Primary School.  The new leaders asked a lot of questions about the role and what challenges our leaders have faced over the last twelve months.  It was a great meeting showing the power of using video calls to bring groups together.  Both schools have agreed to work together in the future to continue to make schools safer for everyone.

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